We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Squan Tavern

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 Winner


Clams Oregenato
1/2 dozen chopped & stuffed with seasoned bread crumbs
Clams Casino
with peppers, onion & bacon
Scungile Marinara
sauteed in marinara or fradiovolo
Calamari Marinara
sauteed in marinara or fradiovolo
sauteed in either marinara or a white wine & garlic sauce
Shrimp Scampi
four jumbo shrimp sauteed in a rich garlic & butter sauce
Broccoli Rabe
sauteed with oil & garlic
Cup $4.0
Bowl $7.0
Pasta e Fagioli
a rich soup with elbow pasta, beans, garlic & marinara
Cup $3.0
Bowl $5.0
Soup of the Day
please ask your server for today's soup
Stromboli Stuffed Bread
stuffed with pepperoni, sausage & pepper or chicken parm
Scungile Salad
with oil, garlic & lemon on a bed of lettuce
Stuffed Roasted Red Pepper Salad
stuffed with gorgonzola & caesar salad
With Roasted Peppers $9.0
A Combination with Tomatoes & Roasted Peppers $10.0
Fresh Mozzarella Salad
served with tomatoes
Calamari Salad
with oil, garlic & lemon on a bed of lettuce
Squan Salad
mixed greens & assorted vegetables with a choice of dressings
Small $8.0
Large $12.0
Squan Antipasto
salami, pepperoni, provolone, & assorted vegetables with or without anchovies
Caesar Salad
romaine tossed with our homemade caesar dressing topped with homemade croutons
Pasta choices: Spaghetti, Linguine, Penne or Whole Grain Penne
Pasta With tomato or marinara & a choice of meatballs or sausage
Pasta With meat sauce
Pasta With oil & garlic
Pasta With pesto Sauce
Pasta With whole fresh clams in a choice of marinara or a white wine sauce
Pasta With calamari & marinara sauce
Pasta With mussels in a choice of marinara or a white wine sauce
Pasta With broccoli rabe, oil & garlic
Baked Pasta
choose lasagna, penne or stuffed shells, w/meatballs, meatsauce or sausage
Cheese Ravioli
ricotta filled pasta with meatballs, meatsauce or sausage
With pasta or vegetable or Make it a combination with baked ravioli or baked penne
Eggplant Rolletini
rolled with ricotta & topped with mozzarella & tomato sauce
sauteed with hot peppers, mushrooms & onions in a light marinara sauce
sauteed with asparagus & garlic in a light marinara sauce
layered with eggplant & mozzarella in a light marinara sauce with mushrooms
sauteed with mushrooms in marinara sauce
Francaise, Piccata or Marsala
Francaise, Piccata, or Marsala
Sauteed with sundried tomatoes & melted fresh mozzarella in a balsamic vinegar & white wine sauce
sauteed with broccoli in a light marinara sauce
Little Little Dom
sauteed with artichoke hearts in a white wine sauce
sauteed with baby peas, prosciutto & onions in a cajun cream sauce
sauteed in a rich garlic butter sauce & served with asparagus
sauteed with asparagus & garlic in a light marinara sauce
Grilled Salmon
With a lemon & butter sauce, & served with asparagus
Friday Seafood Special
Shrimp, scungile, mussels & clams over linguine in marinara or a garlic white wine sauce
Lobster Tails
Three - 4oz. Brazilian tails prepared francaise, marinara or fradiavolo over linguine, or broiled with a side of broccoli
Francaise, Scampi or Fried
Shrimp Marinara
Served over linguine with marinara sauce or fradiovlo
Fried Calamari
Lightly battered & fried. Recommended over linguine
All steaks are 14 oz. NY Strip. All entrees served with soup or salad and pasta or vegetable
Sliced & sauteed with mushrooms, onions & hot or sweet peppers in marinara sauce over penne
Choice Cut Strip Steak
Topped with onion rings
Steak & Shrimp Scampi
Grilled then sauteed with two shrimp in a rich garlic&butter sauce over linguine
Tripe Marinara
Sauteed in a spicy marinara sauce with a side of spaghetti
With fresh mushrooms in marinara sauce over linguine
French Fries or Onion Rings
Zucchini Marinara
Meatballs or Sausage
Broccoli Rabe in oil & garlic
Sauteed Spinach
Broccoli in oil & Garlic
Veal & Peppers
Eggplant Parmigiano
Meatball or Sausage
Veal Parmigiano
Chicken Parmigiano
with or without cheese & Fries
Located in Manasquan NJ about a mile from the beach, Squan Tavern offers a wide variety of Italian classics and American fare and the areas best pizza. Our dining room is cozy and our friendly staff will make your experience memorable. Full service bar, seating to 160, outside dining, take out menu, catered trays to go. Established in 1964, family owned and operated Squan tavern has been a favorite casual family dining restaurant at the Jersey shore. Buon Appetito!
US$10 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Bar, Pizza
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Reviews (179)
Filter reviews
178 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews pizza stuffed mushrooms buffalo shrimp salad spaghetti thin crust menu offers been there forever pub atmosphere great italian food red sauce full bar family owned restaurant filled to capacity busy place sat at the bar the past years
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 178 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What can I say, the pizza is my favorite in Jersey. The ground Italian sausage as a topping is very flavorful. Our party of 10 ordered a couple of pizzas, calamari and mussels. Everything was delicious. Our waiter was pleasant and helpful in making menu...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Mike C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Squan Tavern has been consistent throughout the years. I maybe a little bias as this was the 1st pizza I ever had and still is my all-time favorite. The entree's are excellent. Service is friendly and food is served within a timely manner no...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank haolegirl2014
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

There’s a reason this place has stood the test of time. We walked in at 11:30 and everything was spotless, the staff was extremely friendly and the lunch specials were delicious. The beer was cold and the food was hot. I highly recommend this place...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank matthewgO9368CE
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Last time I was here I was just as good as the other night . . . it WAS many years ago. This place has NOT missed a step. We had the pizza, soup, and some shrimp. Everything was very good. I was happy to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank C D M
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Nice place to go for a great appetizer, pizza and pitcher of beer all the while watching football quietly - younger crowd can have the noise - we enjoyed Sunday football here

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Faemuzzy
Reviewed 10 October 2018

My husband and I have eaten here several times and the food is always great. The service is also wonderful. The only thing that keeps me from giving this five stars is that they don't do buybacks. (That is also the only thing that keeps...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Denise M
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We’ve had pizza from many places over the years. Squad Tavern while good is not great. We prefer Esposito’s instead

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mfgranucci
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I have been coming here since the early 90's and the food is great. Pizza is awesome and the fried calamari tender. The place is old school with great Italian classics and the servers have been there forever. The only problem I had was trying...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank B1389SDanthonyd
Reviewed 29 August 2018

You feel home when you go to Squan Tavern. The food is good, the service is friendly, and the atmosphere is cozy. A solid pick for a decent meal.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mammamaria_12
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Good, solid, reliable, consistent Italian and American food in a pub atmosphere with full bar. They require me to say more but more doesn't mean better but this place will never disappoint!!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank gmh4642
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Squan Tavern staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing